Researchers have studied the genomes of 10 individuals from the ancient port of Ashkelon.
The study doesn't change the fact that smoking is harmful, a scientist stressed.
Previous estimates based on DNA analysis suggest the two species diverged between 300,000 and 500,000 years ago.
Box jellyfish stings are excruciating and occasionally deadly. Scientists have now identified a common, cheap drug that is already on the market and which could be a treatment candidate with further development.
Scientists have so far struggled to find ways of killing the bacteria which cause measles and the flu in the air before they enter our bodies.
A team of scientists has found a way to engineer bacteria so that they can produce spider-silk and other hard-to-manufacture proteins that could be useful in future space missions.
"What if Alzheimer's is a disease of development as much as it is a disease of aging?" one scientist asked.
Research shows children with 16p11.2 deletion or duplication have a higher chance of having a psychiatric disorder.
Police tracked the suspect to his daughter's hockey game in Wisconsin, where they retrieved his used napkin from a trash can.
"Knock-and-spit" DNA collection is replacing "stop-and-frisk" as police departments look to expand a DNA database that could include innocent people and those who didn't consent to DNA testing.
Las Vegas investigators confirmed on Thursday that they issued a warrant to get a DNA sample of Cristiano Ronaldo to determine if it pairs with the dress of his rape accuser.
Ancient DNA adds new elephant species to the mix.
Daniel Meridy was arrested in New Orleans over four sexual assaults committed in the last four years.
"It's a Christmas miracle...I don't think Santa can outdo this one," the long-lost daughter said.
Pet owners who commit three offenses may be forced to find new living arrangements for their dogs.
"It's a great educational experience," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted at Graham.
Evolution is a gradual change to the DNA of a species over many generations.
Research has revealed fascinating new details about the ancient history of the Americas.
Lindsey Graham said he should take a DNA test to show that he was more Native American than Elizabeth Warren.
"Senator Warren is undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage," said Chuck Hoskin Jr.
"There is no better feeling than knowing your science is making a big difference."